Winter is a very special season at Deerfield Academy. The buildings are cloaked with snow and ice. Many students view the snow and January winds as elements to be borne, but Deerfield alpine skiers regard them as harbingers of a great ski season.
The boy and girl skiers travel and practice together at Berkshire East, a family resort 40 minutes west on the Mohawk Trail (Rt. 2). The mountain itself is short and steep–perfect for training slalom and giant slalom. In the past decade our girls and boys squad have captured the league title (MISL) a combined 17 times. In addition to these accomplishments both teams have also won the NEPSAC Alpine Ski Championship for the recent past (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016), and hope to defend the title in the years to come.
Deerfield’s ski program can accommodate any level of talent. The course and the competition will challenge even the most talented skiers. For skiers with less experience, we have both a JV and a recreational program. These programs are noted for their instructional value, success, and fun-loving spirit.
Winter Awards Announced
This morning the Deerfield community gathered for School Meeting to recognize and celebrate the winter sport award winners from all the winter teams. Athletic Director, Mr. Howe, opened the ceremony with his “Winter Top 10” in poem form. Winter Top 10 This winter, my first, in the lands of...
Skiers Receive League Honors
Alpine Skiing places 5 skiers on the All-League team and 3 skiers on the All-NEPSAC team. The MISL awarded the All-League honors to the top-10 Mt. Institute Ski League (MISL) skiers who included Deerfield’s Valerie Hetherington ‘19, Anna Scott ‘17, Sevrin Sarachek ‘17, Griffin Sarachek ‘17, and JP Patton...
Boys and Girls Skiing Perform Well at NEPSAC Class A Championships
On Wednesday afternoon, the boys and girls alpine ski teams competed at the NEPSAC Class A Championship at Mount Sunapee, New Hampshire, the event was hosted by Kimball Union Academy and St. Sebastian’s School. The highlight of the day was the incredible team performance showcased by the boys, which...
Ski Team Continues Strong Season
For the fifth consecutive Wednesday race the boys ski team placed first over Williston, Wilbraham, Northfield Mount Hermon, Mohawk Regional High School and Eaglebrook School at the Mount Institute Ski League race. The race was a giant slalom and the conditions on this warm day were challenging for all...
Winter Season Varsity Team Preview
Boys Varsity Basketball The boys varsity basketball team will begin their 2016-2017 campaign with only a few practices under their belt as they open their season today, Wednesday, 11/30 as they take on Nobles at home. The team returns a nucleus of starting players and will be led by...
New Faces for Winter Athletic Teams
The Athletic Department is excited to announce new coaches and coaching changes for the winter sports season. Tim McVaugh will assume the role of head coach for the boys varsity hockey team. Tim will be joined on the bench by assistant coach, Jan Flaska. Both the boys and girls...